Game Reviews

Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
ScreamRide Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Long Dark Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
PlayStation Vita Pets Game Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
age 6+
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Papers, Please Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Universe Sandbox Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
Funky Barn 3D Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Order Up!! Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)

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